Sunday’s only AFL Round 18 match is between Collingwood Magpies and Adelaide Crows. The opening bounce is set to commence at 4:40 PM local time with the game to be played at MCG. The home team Collingwood Magpies are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Collingwood Magpies and Adelaide Crows.
Round: Round 18 , Sunday July 27, 4:40 PM
Weather: 16° Mostly sunny.
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COLLINGWOOD has dropped four of its past five games and head into Sunday’s clash with Adelaide seeking to get its season back on track. The clash has significant finals implications for both sides, as a Crows win would see them leapfrog the Magpies into the top eight. Adelaide pushed Hawthorn to within two goals last round, so come into the meeting with good form on its side. The Crows need to win this game to legitimise their finals hopes, while the loss of Dane Swan to a foot injury may be too much for the Magpies to overcome.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R9, 2014, Adelaide 10.16 (76) d Collingwood 7.13 (55) at Adelaide Oval
R16, 2013, Collingwood 17.9 (111) d Adelaide 12.12 (84) at MCG
R9, 2012, Collingwood 10.15 (75) d Adelaide 6.13 (49) at AAMI Stadium
R9, 2011, Collingwood 20.15 (135) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2010, Collingwood 6.18 (54) d Adelaide 7.9 (51) at MCG
THE SIX POINTS
6. Dane Swan, out with injury now, has been Collingwood’s third top performer in the Official AFL Player Ratings, brought to you by Gatorade, at No. 28, behind Scott Pendlebury (2) and Steele Sidebottom (18). Patrick Dangerfield (4) is Adelaide’s highest-ranked player, with Rory Sloane next best (12).
B: Marley Williams, Jack Frost, Alan Toovey
HB: Paul Seedsman, Lachlan Keeffe, Heritier Lumumba
C: Steele Sidebottom, Brent Macaffer, Tim Broomhead
HF: Kyle Martin, Jesse White, Ben Kennedy
F: Jamie Elliott, Travis Cloke, Ben Reid
Fol: Jarrod Witts, Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury
I/C: Sam Dwyer, Tyson Goldsack, Jarryd Blair, Taylor Adams, Clinton Young, Josh Thomas, Tom Langdon (three to be omitted)
B: Luke Thompson, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Matthew Jaensch, Andy Otten, Ricky Henderson
C: Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane
HF: Eddie Betts, James Podsiadly, Tom Lynch
F: Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Brodie Martin
FOLL: Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Brad Crouch
I/C: Matthew Wright, David Mackay, Richard Douglas, Mitch Grigg, Rory Laird, Jarryd Lyons, Matt Crouch (three to be omitted)